DEGREES WE OFFER
We offer degree programs in studio art and art history and awards a BA in both; BFA and MFA in studio art; and MA in art history. The BFA and MFA include concentrations in ceramics, drawing/painting, electronic art, glass, graphic design, print media (digital imaging, photography, printmaking), and sculpture + expanded practices. The MA in Art History includes concentrations in the art of China, Japan, the Pacific, South/Southeast Asia, or Modern/Contemporary art.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
BA DEGREE PROGRAMS
The BA Degree (Art History) affords the opportunity to study the arts of Asia, Pacific and the West in a historical and cultural context. This degree requires 42 credits – 6 credits of Art History core courses (Art 175 and 176), Art 395 (Art Historical Methodology), 24 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 9 credits of Studio courses. download BA (art history) requirements
The BA Degree (Studio) provides students with a broad-based, liberal arts approach to a wide range of media drawn from the department's various areas. This degree requires 42 credits – 12 credits of Studio and Art History core courses (Art 113, 116, 175 and 176), 6 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 24 credits of Studio courses of which 12 must be upper level. Download BA (Studio) requirements
BA Graduation Portfolio
All BA ART majors must enroll in ART 409 and submit a graduation portfolio as part of their degree requirements. Portfolios are due no later than the last day of instructions of the graduating semester, and should be submitted via the course Laulima page. More info on how to prepare a graduation portfolio
BFA DEGREE PROGRAMS
The BFA Degree is designed for those students who desire a focused preparation in the visual arts or who intend to pursue an advanced degree or careers in art and design. Areas of specialization include ceramics, drawing, electronic arts, glass, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture & extended practices. This degree requires 63 credits – 12 credits of Studio and Art History core courses (Art 113, 116, 175 and 176), Art 302 (Theory and Criticism of Art), 21 credits of studio courses in a chosen media-specific program, 12 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 15 credits of art electives.
Students are admitted into the BFA degree program through a portfolio review held annually. It is recommended that students apply for the review the year/semester prior to graduation. Only those who are admitted can enroll in ART 410 - BFA Capstone Seminar, held every Spring. In this seminar students produce new work and collaborate in organizing the annual BFA exhibition. In addition to Lab Fees students should anticipate additional costs for material to produce their artwork and the BFA exhibition (i.e. promotion, signage, reception, documentation, etc.) download BFA requirements
The BFA Graduation Portfolio should include a resume, 10 to 12 digital images of artwork (produced primarily in 300-level course or above), an image inventory, and one course paper, preferably on a topic related to art and culture. The BFA capstone seminar instructor will arrange with the Associate Chair to set up submission of portfolios via Laulima in the final week of the semester. More info on how to prepare a graduation portfolio
MINOR ( requires 21 credits) download ART Minor requirements
MORE UNDERGRADUATE INFO
- Schedule Undergraduate Advising
- UH Manoa Catalog
- UH Manoa Policies / Credits + Grades
- Directed Work (ART 399/699) Form
- Sample 4 year schedules (BA studio) (BA Art History) (BFA)
- Student Learning Outcomes Matrix
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
The University of Hawa‘'i is a Research I university and the Department of Art and Art History is a comprehensive and diverse center for graduate study. We are the only institution in Hawai‘i that offers the the MFA in visual arts, and the MA in the concentrations of (1) China, (2) Japan, (3) Pacific, (4) South/Southeast Asia, or (5) Modern/Contemporary. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses in other departments/disciplines as relevant to their research topics. (for prospective MA applicants)
For more information contact the Graduate Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.